BRTF-SDPA Symposium

A National Conversation on the
Economic Sustainability of Digital Information

Thursday, April 1, 2010 | Washington, D.C.

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  • Conduct an analysis of previous and current models for sustainable digital preservation, and identify current best practices among existing collections, repositories and analogous enterprises.
  • Develop a set of economically viable recommendations to catalyze the development of reliable strategies for the preservation of digital information.
  • Provide a research agenda to organize and motivate future work in the specific area of economic sustainability of digital information.


The BRTF-SDPA proposed a Grand Challenge recommendation for the U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy’s submission website to ensure that the knowledge of today is available for use tomorrow. Read the BRTF-SDPA Grand Challenge submission report Strategy for American Innovation.


San Diego Supercomputer Center The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Electronic Records Archive Digital Preservation (Library of Congress) Joint Information Systems Committee Council on Library and Information Resources National Science Foundation Online Computer Library Center